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President Obama is establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, a watchdog group intended to keep an eye on deceptive financial practices. Tess Vigeland talks to Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren about her role in the agency's creation.
Seems like you can't get anything for free these days. But the National Park Service is offering no-cost admission to more than 100 parks on a few select weekends. Tess Vigeland talks to two park rangers about how they're preparing.
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners personal finance questions about planning for retirement and refinancing with an uncooperative bank.
It's no surprise that the housing crisis hit subprime borrowers or those who bit off more than they could chew. But now foreclosures seem to be making their way to prime borrowers -- those with good credit and a fixed rate. Mitchell Hartman reports.
How much would you pay to have lunch with "The Oracle of Omaha," Warren Buffett? Tess Vigeland talks to Mohnish Pabrai, who two years ago was the highest bidder in the mogul's annual charity auction.
In honor of financially savvy (and not so savvy) dads everywhere, writer Lauren Weber talks about the lessons she learned from her father. We also hear from listeners about what their dads taught them about money and finances.